July 2020 Volume 32 | Issue 10

September 2, 2020

Aloha. E komo mai.
Hilo Bay
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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P.O. Box 11506
Hilo, HI 96721
United States of America
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Notes from last meeting has been posted on ClubRunner!

Volunteers needed!

Next weeks meeting:
  • Pledge of Allegiance:
  • Inspiration:
  • Birthday Song:
  • 4-Way Test:
Thank you so much for volunteering!

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, September  23 -- Guest Speaker is District Governor Naomi Masuno, Meeting starts at 7:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 23 -- Board Meeting, immediately following the General Meeting.  Will end at 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, September 30 -- 5th Wednesday of the Month, General Assembly.  Meeting starts at 7:00 am.  (Subject to change)
  • District Happenings
A series of D5000 Rotary webinars is available for your viewing, either live or recorded.  You can also find ton of webinars in the Learning Center at
D5000 Webinar Recordings:
Business Assistance webinar recording:
  • Mark Your Calendars:

District Governor and Assistant Governor Visit -  September 23, 2020

District Conference 2021

  • Will be held for the first time in Hilo commemorating 100 years of Rotary on Big Island at Grand Naniloa Hotel on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021.
  • Future Rotary International Conventions
    • Taipei: June 12-16, 2021
    • Houston: June 4-8, 2022
  • Communications
  • Assistant Governor Doug Adams followed up with the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home and received information from Stacyn, the activities director there:

    From Stacyn   

    • Colored maker packs
    • Large printed Cross word puzzle books
    • Large printed word search puzzle books
    • Flowers to put in their rooms.
    • Letters/small posters of positive/encouragement words.
    • Stereos / cds


    • Goodies of any type
    • Water bottles/Gatorade
    • Maybe small bottle of lotion or sanitizers
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Attendance Secretary
Sgt at Arms
HRYF Chairman
Public Relations
Club Trainer
Oktoberfest Co-chair
HRYF - Richard Cunningham

Other Chair Announcements

Curt Sharp -- International Service.  Curt and Chester C. attending the International Service meeting and learned about some of the international and global projects Rotary is involved in.  Applications for the global grant is due Nov. 1.  
Sharon Scheele shared that Misaki Saito and Geoli Ng have applied for membership at the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay.  Their application is being circulated with the Board of Director's.  Installation plans are for the 23rd of September.

Today's Inspiration

“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world."
            - Malala Yousafzai, Co-founder of Malala Fund
Geoli Ng - prospective member 
Misaki Saito - prospective member 
Doug Adams - Assistant Governor
Jim Becker - Rotary Club of Hilo
Michelle Flemming - YWCA of Hawaii Island Developmental Preschool
Justina Acevedo-Cross - Hawaii Community Foundation, guest speaker
Thank you so much for joining our meeting!

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker Justina Acevedo-Cross, Program Director, Hawaii Community Foundation


Our Guest Speaker this week was Justin Acevedo-Cross who was a scholarship awardee through the Hawaii Community Foundation and is now their Program Director in Hilo. HCF has 72 employees across all of the Islands and last year awarded scholarships to 270 students on the Big Island.  Since the COVID 19 Pandemic began the Hawaii Resilience Fund, which is part of HCF, has been able to distribute over $12 million in grants to the community to assist with setting up testing centers, food banks, and child care centers. Justina also discussed the Promising Minds Initiative. She spoke about Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and how these early experiences can shape a child’s brain and have long term negative effects. Nearly half of Hawaii’s children have experienced some adverse events. She reminded us that our brains and bodies are resilient and we can change the outcome of early adversity with positive actions. 

Link to the meeting here:


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Barnes
September 5
Miyuki Lee
September 10
Steven Jacunski
September 15
Gary Young
September 26
Tim Hansen
Kevin Reardon
September 4
Join Date
Jo-Anna Herkes
September 1, 2016
4 years
Bryan Lindsey
September 23, 2009
11 years
Miyuki Lee
September 25, 2013
7 years
Christopher Okano
September 26, 2018
2 years

Happy Dollars

Gary Young - ($100) Happy for his company, Island Home Loans, as being Best of East Hawaii in Mortgage companies for the 9th year in a row, and going for 10 years being best of.

Lorraine Davis - ($10) Happy for seeing a Kolea bird in her subdivision.

Mary Begier - ($10) Happy for Deborah Beaver and Mike Carroll club anniversary.  They are great Rotarians.

Mike C. - ($10) Happy.  Thank you to Mary and also he is heading to Kona to order a 2 person kayak/outrigger.

Virginia J. - ($10) Happy that after some renovations have been completed, she is able to move back into her bedroom.  She states that she has moved from utter chaos to just chaos.

Miyuki L. - ($10) Happy for the Rotarians that have stopped by her booth at the Farmer's Market and supporting her business.

Upcoming Events

Next club meeting - 9/9 at 7am on Zoom

Guest Speaker - Jim Becker speaking on Global Telemedicine 


Inspiration by: Sharon Scheele
Pledge led by: Curt Sharp
4-Way Test: Richard Cunningham
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